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This is Me

October 21, 2014
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


Have you ever felt

trapped in your own skin,

a prisoner of what

others think of you?

They say you're quiet,

so you're quiet.

They say you're a good kid,

so you're good.

They think they know who you are,

like you're a puzzle

they've pieced together.

So you've gotta fit the frame

they've made for you.

But I wanna be me!

I wanna show them

who I really am.

I want them to see

what's on my inside.

And once they know that;

I can be free.

It's time for me to let

my true colors show.

I won't be defined

by how I'm classified.

You can't label me,

I won't let you.

Sometimes I'm a good girl

sometimes I'm sweet.

But sometimes I break the rules

and I'm kinda sassy.

You think you've got me figured out,

like you've solved the mystery

of my crazy life.

But it's time for you to see

That isn't who I am.

Cause I wanna be me!

I wanna show them

who I really am. 

I want them to see

what's on my inside.

And once they know that; 

I can be free.

And I'm no longer gonna hide

this growing fire

inside my heart.

I'm gonna let it all out.

I'll raise my voice,

I'll tell the world,

That I'm gonna be me!

And I'll show them

who I really am.

They're going to see

what's on my inside.

And once they know that

I will be free!

Yes, I will be free!


The author's comments:

Sometimes I feel so confined by what other people think of me. They expect me to act a certain way, so that's how I act. I always get labeled as the quiet, gentle-hearted, innocent person, but that's not really who I am...that isn't truly me. I wrote this poem for the same reason I write every poem. I write poems to express myself; to express the feelings I would never say otherwise.


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on Nov. 18 2014 at 10:18 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Being sassy is so much fun sometimes!! I love finding friends that love sass as well ;) Thank you for your comment Liv!! :D

on Nov. 18 2014 at 5:22 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Wonderful job! I love the fiercness in the voice of this poem. It was really bright and trend starting, as if nothing could possibly get in your way. I really love the way you described yourself as sassy at times, because I am too :) Again, wonderful job! Please write some more CX

on Oct. 30 2014 at 9:40 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you! It's really frustrating sometimes, isn't it, trying to break free of the steroetypes that people label you with...

on Oct. 29 2014 at 3:55 pm
authoress17 SILVER, Evans City, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If there is no such thing as magic...then what is writing?."-authoress17 (me)

Wonderful work. I can really relate to this poem. Everyone always talks about how quiet and nice I am , but that's not always me. Just be who you want to be. I'm sure that your real self is much more amazing then the personality others shape for you.


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